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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed Monday, January 21st, 2019

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Northwest Branch Library will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. The library will open for business at 10:00 am. In the meantime, materials can be returned to this location via the after hours drop box, which is located to the left of the entrance doors. Customers will have access to to Overdrive, databases, and the other electronic resources during the holiday closure. Have a happy and safe New Years break.

Yoga for Adults, Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm

Beginner level YOGA class every Wednesday evening at 6:15pm. Yoga is a system of physical exercises, breath control, and meditation aimed at attaining bodily and mental control and well-being. The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to “yoke,” “join,” or “unite.” The word implies joining or integrating all aspects of the body with the mind to achieve a healthy and balanced life. Come and join us, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

January Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

January Teen Game Nights, Wednesday Evenings from 4-6pm

Game night is on for teens and tweens! Every Wednesday, ages 12 and up can play games like Super Smash. Drop in and play, no experience needed. The doors to the meeting room open at 4:00pm. For more information regarding teen programming at Northwest Branch Library, click here to view the events calendar. If you have questions about this program, or other teen programs please call the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or email at NW@HCPL.NET.

Creative Art Club for Adults, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm

Studies have shown that coloring and other art activities can help lower anxiety levels, reduce stress, and prevent boredom. Come and join us at the Northwest Branch Library and get in touch with your creative side. All materials will be provided by the library, event is free and open to the public. This program takes place on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm. Please call us at 832-927-5460 or email the library at NW@HCPL.NET if you have questions or need assistance. 

January Story Times at Northwest Branch Library

The Northwest Branch Library offers regular story times for our youngest customer. Story time is an excellent way to bond with your child, boost their vocabulary, and hopefully raise a lifelong reader. Studies have shown that regularly reading to your child can increase their attention span, boost their emotional intelligence, and flex their imagination. Story time programs include Baby Giggles & Baby Wiggles, Toddler Time, and Preschool Story Time. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and playtime. Please be sure to pick up a ticket at Reference Desk 30 minutes in advance.

January Technology Topics at Northwest Branch Library

Do you have children who are interested in coding? Are you wanting to brush up your skills on a Microsoft Office product like excel, power point, or word? Are you new to computers and need a basic overview of how a PC functions? Northwest Branch Library has ongoing technology classes that occur throughout the month. Courses are led by an instructor who will help you every step of the way along your journey of technology mastery. Courses are free.

If you would like to view this months schedule of events, please click here. If you have questions regarding technology topics a the Northwest Branch Library, please call us at 832-927-5460 or email at NW@HCPL.NET 

Library Book Sale 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, January 19th, 2019

Too late, too late, will be the cry, when the sale with the deals has passed you by. The Friends of the Northwest Library is hosting a book sale at the Northwest Library located at 11355 Regency Green Drive in Cypress, TX on January 19th, 2019 from 10am - 4pm. The sale will help to raise money for use in furthering the library’s commitment to making top quality resources and programming available to the community. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to show support for the library while also enjoying bargain prices on a wide selection of books and materials. Please contact the library at 832-927-5460 or email at NW@HCPL.NET if you have questions.

Become a Friend of the Northwest Branch Library Today

Libraries need Friends. The Northwest Branch Library was established through the efforts of community members who understood the value of libraries to the community and also understand that libraries need community support to survive. The Friends of the Northwest Library are members of the community just like you - people who value the library and its services. We think of ourselves as the library's best friends. Membership in the Friends of the Library is open to all who wish to support the Library's vital role in our community. Memberships and donations are tax deductible. To access the application, click here.

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

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